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13 Jun

In the framework of support given since 2019 to the activities of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq and Syria, Belgium has decided on a new contribution of 1.5 million euros in 2024. In recent years, Belgium has supported demining in Iraq and Syria for more than 11 million euros.

31 May

The third meeting of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) Working Group for Gender Equality took place on 30-31 May in Brussels in collaboration with the Federal Public Service (FPS) for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium, and in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).

29 May

Today, 29 May, the 20th anniversary of B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team) -the permanent rapid intervention structure responsible for organising disaster relief abroad - is being celebrated in Brussels.

22 May

An interview with Laura Cogels, head of service for Humanitarian Aid.

17 May

On this International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), Belgium is joining in the messages of support for the protection and promotion of the human rights of LGBTQI+ people.

03 May

On World Press Freedom Day, the Minister of Foreign Affairs announces that Belgium is joining the Media Freedom Coalition.

03 May

On Thursday 2 May, the House of Representatives, the lower house of the Belgian federal parliament, adopted the legislative proposal to amend the Belgian Nationality Code, to make it possible for foreign spouses of diplomatic and consular staff to obtain Belgian nationality.

24 Apr

The fifth edition of the World Cocoa Conference (WCC), jointly organized by the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), concluded this Wednesday 24 April at The Square conference center in Brussels.

22 Apr

This Monday, April 22, Her Majesty the Queen of the Belgians will open, in her capacity as Advocate of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the fifth edition of the World Cocoa Conference (WCC) at The Square conference center in Brussels, in presence of the Minister of Development Cooperation and the European Commissioners for Trade and International Partnerships, amongst others.

19 Apr

In 2024, Belgium has reaffirmed its flexible and multi-year support to the general resources of UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees.